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Title: The effects of climate change on the nitrogen cycle and acid deposition

The effects of climate change on the nitrogen cycle and acid deposition Increases in greenhouse gases are expected to lead to a number of changes to the atmosphere which may impact regional and global chemical cycles. With the increasing awareness of climate change and the possibility of global chemical changes to the atmosphere, it becomes important to ask whether these changes to global climate and chemical cycles might benefit or hinder control programs aimed at reducing acid deposition. In the following, we review several possible changes to climate that may be expected to impact the global cycle of reactive nitrogen. We then use our global model of the reactive nitrogen cycle to estimate the effects of several of the more important changes on the continental-scale deposition of nitric acid. 7 refs., 1 tab.
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OSTI Identifier:6430198
Report Number(s):UCRL-JC-106083; CONF-910108--1
ON: DE91002785
DOE Contract Number:W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:Conference
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Resource Relation:Conference: 7. international conference on interactive information and processing systems for meteorology, oceanography, and hydrology, New Orleans, LA (USA), 13-18 Jan 1991
Research Org:Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (USA)
Sponsoring Org:DOE/ER; EPA
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; EARTH ATMOSPHERE; TEMPERATURE EFFECTS; GREENHOUSE EFFECT; NITRIC ACID; DEPOSITION; NITROGEN CYCLE; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATIONS; BIOMASS; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; CLIMATES; FOSSIL FUELS; LIGHTNING; NITROGEN OXIDES; SOILS; STRATOSPHERE; CHALCOGENIDES; ELECTRIC DISCHARGES; ENERGY SOURCES; FUELS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; INORGANIC ACIDS; NITROGEN COMPOUNDS; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES 540110*